ITT Technical Institute is shutting down, the second major for-profit closure in 2 years

The company had more than 8,000 employees on more than 130 campuses.

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Rob Hogg 2016: Platform and What You Need to Know About Democratic Senator

State Sen. Rob Hogg has extensive knowledge of climate change.
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Chuck Grassley 2016: Platform and What You Need to Know About Republican Senator

Chuck Grassley just set a senate voting record. He'll be hard to beat in a re-election.
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Iowa 2016 Senate Race: Here's What You Should Know About the Candidates

Four Democrats vs. Chuck Grassley. Ready... FIGHT!
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10 Painfully Awkward Photos of Politicians Trying to Act Normal on Election Day

Just a couple of regular folks, voting like regular folks do.

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96% of the Sponsors of the Fair Minimum Wage Act Don't Pay Their Interns

Here are the 4% that gave a damn.
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This Chart Explains Why the Minimum Wage Should Be Raised Immediately

Minimum wage workers are paid $2 less per hour today than they were 40 years ago. Fixing that would raise 60% of Americans out of poverty.
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ENDA is Up For Review and Could Expand LGBT Rights

Senate Committee members approve the anti-LGBT discrimination bill, which will now be sent to the Senate floor.
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Michele Bachmann Ethics Investigation: What's the Worst That Could Happen?

Senator Ken Sorenson allegedly accepted $7,500 per month as an employee of the Bachmann campaign, transactions that violate Iowa Senate ethics regulations. But does all this really matter now?
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Want Equal Pay For Women? Raise the Minimum Wage

The federal government can take a number of steps to help close the wage gap, but one of the fastest ways to do so would be to raise the minimum wage.

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Senator Harkin furious about mini-deal to avert fiscal cliff 2013

As talks continue, both parties are cautiously optimistic about reaching a deal before historic tax hikes and spending cuts go into effect on Jan 1. Follow for live updates in the final stretch.
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Richard Lugar's Indiana Senate Loss was No Surprise to Voters

Coming on the heels of intense media scrutiny, Richard Lugar's loss to Richard Mourdock was no surprise: Senator Lugar had been out of touch with the people of Indiana for years.
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Post-9/11 GI Bill Allows For-Profit Colleges to Take Advantage of Veterans

The Post-9/11 GI Bill, and other military and veterans’ educational programs must be counted as federal dollars under the 90/10 rule to curb aggressive marketing tactics aimed at veterans.